Northumbria University

Mental Health Law

This course provides knowledge and skills that are directly relevant to the practical issues faced by lawyers, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, hospital managers, nurses and all those involved in the application of mental health and mental capacity law.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in Law, or an honours degree with law modules. Relevant professional qualifications or suitable experience will also be considered. International qualifications If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit English Language requirements International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit

Course modules

Modules include: compulsory civil admission and guardianship; hospitals and consent to treatment; legal research.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Distance learning September 2018 9 9 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning September 2018 9 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2018 9 9 Months

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